15 Dia de los Muertos Wedding Ideas

We all know that Halloween is a classic holiday widely celebrated across America, but did you know an equally fascinating, and more meaningful holiday trails just behind October 31st in Mexico? Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, begins festivities on October 31st but continues on until November 2nd. The significance of this holiday goes much farther than the vibrant colors, fun décor, and savory foods. The true meaning is to honor and celebrate deceased family and friends. Because Dia de los Muertos includes so many fun and inspirational pieces to use for celebration, we think it would make for an unforgettable wedding. Read on for our top 15 ideas for the perfect Dia de los Muertos wedding theme.

1. Dia de los Muertos Invitation Suite

Make your vibe known to all of your guests by having your creativity shine through your invitation suite. From Save-the-Date’s to RSVP cards, you can put a festive and bold spin on each piece.

As Seen on Green Wedding Shoes Photo Credit Clayton Austin

2. Dia de los Muertos Photo Props

Take your bridal shower to the next level by having this adorably fun photo prop! Easy to assemble and super budget friendly, tissue paper is every bride’s best friend for this DIY project.

Photo Credit Aunt Peaches

3. Play on Words, Dia de los Muertos Style

Have fun with a clever play on words. We love this piece, Love Never Dies which works as the perfect décor piece for either your bridal shower or your card table at the wedding.

Photo Credit The Happy Home Bodies

4. Dia de los Muertos Flower Crown

Flower crowns are a huge trend for brides right now. Take this trend to the next level by bringing in bright colors and paper flowers. The bold ribbon strands also make for a great addition that will stand out in your bridal portraits.

Photo Credit Southern Weddings

5. Dia de los Muertos Wedding Ceremony Wands

Papel Picado is a traditional Mexican decor piece that is commonly found at Dia de los Muertos celebrations. Because it is so timeless and beautiful, they make for the perfect inspiration for so many other things, just like these ceremony wands.

#ConciergeTip: Place ceremony wands on guest chairs. Instruct wedding guests to wave them around after your first kiss as husband and wife and as you walk down the aisle together. It will make an amazing wedding photo and memory!

Photo Credit Lula Flora Design

6. Dia de los Muertos Wedding Backdrops

Create a backdrop for your ceremony that will keep your guests’ attention. Not only does it make for the perfect photo prop during your vows, but it also speaks volumes to the entire Dia de los Muertos wedding theme.

Photo Credit Frosted Petticoat

7. Dia de los Muertos Groom’s Attire

Add small details that speak loudly to keep your man in the loop. We love the detailing on this shirt collar paired with a bright boutonniere.

Photo Credit Green Wedding Shoes

8. Dia de los Muertos Bridal Bouquet

We love the textures and bold colors in this bridal bouquet. The silk ribbons wrapped around the stem also make for eye-popping detail.

#ConciergeTip: If you’re looking for budget conscious options, request local, seasonal flower options to get the best bang for your buck.

Photo Credit SY Photography

9. Dia de los Muertos Novia y Novio Love Notes

While we are absolutely in love with having bride and groom tags on the chairs, we are swooning over this adorably fun Novia sign.

Photo Credit Elizabeth Floyd

10. Dia de los Muertos Wedding Reception

We are screaming YES to all of the details in this one! From the hanging papel picado to the black chivari chairs paired with bright centerpieces, this reception has it goin’ on. Perfectly paired together for either an indoor or outdoor event, we can’t get enough over these tablescapes.

Photo Credit Victor Sizemore Photography

11. Dia de los Muertos Wedding Desserts

When it comes to the deserts, go a bit non-traditional and try serving up something more unique. We love the idea of these sugar skull cookies. How can you go wrong with an adorable, delicious wedding dessert?

Photo Credit: Eira’s Custom Cakery

12. Dia de los Muertos Mariachi Band

Bring the party to life with the entertainment of a Mariachi band, a traditional Mexican performance! Wedding guests will love the authentic and fun show.

#ConciergeTip: Cocktail hour makes the perfect length of time for a mariachi performance and flows smoothly into a great prelude for the entertaining night ahead.

Photo Credit Brandon Kidd Photography

13. Dia de los Muertos Wedding Dress

It’s okay, you can pick your jaw up off the floor now. We are guessing you are gushing over this dress as much as we are. Whether it’s the long, flowy sleeves or the beautifully detailed design, this dress gives us all the feels.

#ConciergeTip: If you’re looking to stay more traditional for your wedding day dress, this dress is perfect for the rehearsal dinner instead.

Photo Credit Clayton Austin

14. Dia de los Muertos Marigold Muerto Cocktail

Refreshing, pretty, and absolutely delicious, this Marigold Muerte Cocktail would make for the perfect signature drink! Check out this super easy DIY recipe here.

Photo Credit and Recipe Tikkido

15. Dia de los Muertos Wedding Day Heels

Leave a little extra room in your attire budget, we know you’re going to fall head over heels in love with these sugar skull shoes. Perfect for the bride who wants a bold pop of color with a classic look, these shoes are as good as it gets.

Photo Credit RockYourSole

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What do you think about planning a Dia de los Muertos wedding theme?

Are there any ideas you would add?

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This post was written by Weddings by Funjet

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